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Hike to the top of Madeira’s highest peaks: Pico do Areeiro & Pico Ruivo (Half-day)

Pico Areeiro hike
Pico Areeiro hike
Pico Areeiro hike
Pico Areeiro hike

Hike to the three highest peaks in the Madeira island, Portugal (Areeiro, das Torres and Ruivo) on a challenging half-day adventure with one of our local hiking guides.


1/2 Day

May - Oct




* Follow a challenging path with breathtaking rewarding views.

* Ascend the 3 highest peaks of the island.

* Discover unique rock formations and exotic flora along the way.


Follow us for a wonderful and challenging morning hike to the three highest peaks in Madeira, Portugal. Beginning at Pico do Areeiro, this beautiful hike through the central Mountain Massif that we carry out every Friday will give you outstanding views of the island and its flora and fauna. Join us!

This demanding hike, known as PR1, connects the three highest peaks of the island: Pico Areeiro (1810 m), Pico das Torres (1851 m) and Pico Ruivo (1862 m), in that order. On the last peak, you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of the whole island, including Curral das Freiras, Porto Santo, Desertas, and Ponta de São Lourenço, from three lookout points. We’ll go through Achada do Teixeira on our way down.

This challenging hike covers 9 kilometers that we’ll accomplish in approximately 4 hours. The whole path is covered in marvelous rock formations, high-altitude endemic vegetation and exotic birds.

So, what are you waiting for? Send your request and we’ll take you on a splendid hiking trip in Madeira that you’ll never forget! 

We also offer other hikes in the Madeira island to the Levada do Furado and Levada do Caldeirão Verde. Make sure to check them out if you are looking for more exciting options for your vacation.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Prices are per person to join a group.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Savoy Gardens Hotel Funchal Portugal
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Hotel Madeira Funchal Portugal
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Hotel Escola Funchal Portugal
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About the guide

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Hiking Guide

FloraTravel Madeira is a Travel Agency which specializes in organising group and individual Tours in Madeira.

Our Travel Agency, whose name is a tribute to the multifaceted richness of the flora of the archipelago, aims at providing our guests with the most complete and genuine knowledge and impressions of Madeira, thus ensuring a unique and unforgettable experience.

Whether you are interested in touring for leisure or for scientific study, our team's competence, dynamism and dedication will respond to your wishes and interests, and thus contribute to the success of your tour.



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